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Life as a Bangor Student

Bangor offers a unique university experience. Over 10,000 students from around the world make up Bangor's vibrant student community and the size and nature of the city means that our students settle-in quickly and enjoy the range of activities and the lifestyle offered here.

The university’s location, between the Snowdonia mountains and the sea, means that there is a wealth of outdoor activities right on our doorstep. And, as all of our clubs and societies are free to join, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get out and about and get involved.

Help and support

When you arrive at Bangor you will be greeted by your Peer Guide, a second or third year student who has been assigned to help you settle-in and find your way around. Other student support services include dyslexia, disability, counselling, study skills and money support.

Studying at Bangor

The quality of our teaching and research is world-class, attracting students and staff from around the globe. Our teaching has been rated Gold in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Throughout your time at University you can access a wide range of resources through our Skills and Employability service to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. From the minute you arrive, you'll be given practical information on work experience, vacation jobs, term-time work and help to identify what you want to do after graduation. We also offer internship programmes, entrepreneurship opportunities and business training and can help arrange voluntary experience opportunities.

Studying Abroad

If you're keen to broaden your horizons, you can choose to study abroad as part of your degree. We have partner universities in Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East and you can spend between 3 and 12 months studying abroad during your second year and your work will contribute towards your degree. We also offer you the choice to take a year out on our International Experience Programme.

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